Soul Work

Nurture Your Spirit

Facing mortality is a highly transformative experience.

As humans, we are complex creatures. As you may know or believe, your soul is something intangible. While we can’t hold it in a physical sense, it is what makes you yourself, your very essence. I am here to support you or your loved one to address some common practical, emotional, and spiritual concerns at the end of life that may arise such as:

  • Support coping with death anxiety 
  • Support and understanding what to expect when someone is dying
  • Death Pre-planning
  • Trying to understand the healthcare-deathcare system 
  • Understanding your rights
  • Spiritual support (religious and secular/non-religious)
  • Help with what to do when someone dies
  • Ritual and ceremony support
  • Wanting a safe presence without trying to “fix” anything
  • Grief care and reprocessing
  • Seeking appropriate referrals for additional support

Death Midwifery (in-person or virtual)

Support from Angela may look like:

  • Virtual sessions via Zoom within US and Canada
  • Exploring your personal mortality while you are well/healthy
  • Support coping with death anxiety
  • Finding clarity in making difficult decisions
  • Support facilitating family conversations 
  • Understanding what to expect when someone is dying and pre-planning
  • Navigating palliative and hospice care 
  • Caregiver/provider communications support and advocacy 
  • Spiritual support (religious and secular/non-religious)
  • Learning how to create a sacred dying space
  • Providing a deeply available and calming presence
  • Help with what to do when someone dies 
  • Grief Care: during the last months or days of your loved one’s life and after your loss

Comfort Care Planning

The Comfort Care Plan is the heart and soul of New Dawn Comfort Care. This comprehensive Comfort Care Plan is a holistic care plan that supports the individual facing a terminal illness by advocating for the type of care and support the dying person wants. This holistic plan honors the physical, mental, emotional, spiritual and practical considerations of someone facing a serious illness and serves as a guide with instructions for caregivers to support the needs of someone who is dying as well as their own self-care needs. The Comfort Care Plan is best created when the client can still advocate for themselves, however it can be made at any point during the end-of-life process.

Comfort Care Planning consists of:

  • Getting to know the person who is dying and what matters the most to them
  • A holistic plan consisting of practical, physical, mental, emotional, spiritual needs
  • Facilitating end of life conversations and planning with caregivers involved
  • Discuss end of life resources and support such as palliative/hospice care
  • Identifying community supports available 
  • Planning for death
  • What to do when someone dies
  • Caregiver self-care
  • Grief care 

Holistic Grief Care (in-person or virtual)

Our world is faced with so much individual and collective grief needing a place to feel held and witnessed. 

Grief is vast and may be felt from the loss through the death of a beloved, abortion, pet loss, the loss of a dream, the loss of a relationship, climate grief, grief felt as a result of global conflict and more.

As your Grief Companion, I offer a different form of support than that of traditional Grief Counselors or Therapists. My philosophy of grief is not based in a pathological model (i.e mental health) but rather, with an understanding that grief is a normal and natural human experience that must be held, witnessed and expressed. 

It is my intention to support your personal grief journey through grief integration tools such as radical truth-telling, somatic expression, ritual, and meaning making.

Grief Care consists of one hour weekly or biweekly 1:1 Zoom meetings where grievers can talk about their grief experience, receive compassionate support, find meaning in grief, and learn tools for self-care.

Angela’s death and grief support is rooted in anticolonial, antioppressive, non-ableist, inclusive and anti-carceral support.